Thursday, October 15, 2009

Haymakers' Oat Water...

My poor DH, he thinks I'm such a loon! He says he NEVER knows what I'm up to in the kitchen or if I'm (his word) funkifying his food! I finally just had to tell him- "look, if that yellow book is out, don't even ask!" ;-) ...He then says, "Well--- the kids won't drink that." I replied, "They don't have to." "Well, aren't you going to let them try it?" "Oh yes, they can try it if they want to." "Well---they won't like it", he added. So I just smiled and said, "More for me!" This is one of the easiest NT drinks in the book. It is also a good place to start for those who may be of a picky sort or new to NT.
1 gallon of filtered water
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup lemon juice or raw apple cider vinegar*
1 cup molasses
Mix well and keep at room temperature several hours or overnight, stirring occasionally.

*Raw apple cider vinegar is my personal pick for the sake of "cultures" but a newbie may want to go with the lemon juice!


Millie said...

That yellow book scares people around here too!
I haven't tried the oat water mostly because I couldn't imagine it tasting good! So tell me, does it?

Donna said...

With the lemon, its really pretty good.

I'm used to raw vinegar (I often mix a few spoons in with water and a touch of honey)so I like it pretty well with that. My often picky seven year old said, "it's weird but its good". ;-) But with the raw vin. it is quite tart!

Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

Cap tightly, or allow to breathe?

Donna said...

It does not say in NT. But with the raw vinegar in there, you have your live cultures already so I capped it. ...With lemon, (I think) allow to breathe, to encourage some friendly growth.

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna,
Made this yesternite...
I likey!!
Not too sweet...just the way I like it.
Even finicky hubby had some...

Donna said...

Glad to hear that anon! The oatwater is my 2nd favorite drink for the summer.

My fave is rejuvelac! Have you tried it? :)